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Threads #92, Dec/Jan 2000/2001

Basics of Silk-Ribbon Embroidery

Silk-ribbon embroidery is a romantic, old-time art that uses ribbon, embroidery floss, and perle cotton to work beautiful floral motifs and decorative stitch patterns by hand on garments and accessories.

  • Making and Fitting Hip-huggers

    I have a thick waist and no behind. Can you help me alter a regular pants pattern into a low-rise, hip-hugger style (with or without a waistband) that will fit…

  • Reader Question: Flattering Pants Pockets

    Flattering Pants Pockets I love the vertical-welt pockets in many tailored ready-to-wear pants, because they’re so flattering. Is it hard to sew these pockets? —Sophia DeLuccia, North Wales, Pa. Fred…

  • Buttons

    Learn All About Sewing on a Button

    It may sound like Sewing 101, but there’s more to sewing on a button securely than meets the eye. Learn how to attach buttons here.

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